Selected documents (in various languages) from Uri Avnery private archive


[1971] PM Golda Meir’s statement in the Knesset that she is ready to mount the barricades in order to remove Avnery from the Knesset


[1974] Note from Said Hamami telling Avnery that he came to visit him in his hotel in London when he was absent. At this stage their conversations were secret.


[1975] Avnery’s letter to Prime Minister Rabin requesting a meeting in order to report on a secret conversation he had with the PLO representative in London, Said Hamami.


[1976] A year before Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem, a letter Avnery sent him, on Kanzler Bruno Kreisky’s advice, asking him for an interview in Vienna as a political gesture. Kreisky sent the letter through his diplomatic post and volunteered to transmit an answer. There was no answer.


[1976] Cable to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on 15.6.76 demanding the appointment of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry following killings on the Land Day


[1977] Letter to Sadat after his historic visit in Jerusalem asking him for an interview with Avnery in Cairo

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[1978] (6 pages)

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[1978] Letter to all Members of the Knesset demanding the dismissal of Chief of Staff Raphael Eytan because of his part in the Daniel Pinto affair - the killing of prisoners.The real purpose was to go around censorship and make the matter public in Israel and abroad. As a letter of a Member of the Knesset, the letter enjoyed immunity. (2 pages)


[1978] Cable from PM Menachem Begin to Uri Avnery denying allegations


[1980] Letter by PM Begin denying that Meir Kahana was inciting to murder.



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[1980] False Laisser-Passer issued by the Moroccan Embassy in Paris at the request of King Hassan II in order to enable Avnery to come and meet the king (2 pages)


[1981] Avnery’s resignation from the Knesset


[1981] Appreciation letter of Knesset Chairman Yitzhak Berman upon Avnery’s resignation from the Knesset


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[1982] Letter by the government’s legal advisor Yitzhak Zamir informing Avnery the decision not to open criminal proceeding against him following his meeting with Yasser Arafar


[1985] Answer of the President of Israel Haim Herzog to Avnery’s suggestion that on the Day of Remembrance for the fallen soldiers each Israeli family put a lighted candle in its window


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[1986] Avnery’s apology to Abba Eban for using a sentence coinhed by Eban


[1986] Letter by President Haim Herzog after his dinner with Avnery at the President’s residence, and a reaction to Avnery’s request that the President intervene personally to stop the humiliation of Arab citizens at Ben-Gurion airport


[1986] A confirmation letter from President Herzog concerning the treatment of Arab citizens at Ben Gurion airport


[1988] Rosh Hashana greetings from Ehud Barak (after long conversation between them in the Deputy Chief of Staff’s office)

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[1989] Invitations to Dan Ben-Amotz’s farewell (from life) party (2 pages)


[1990] Thank you letter by Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz concerning an interview with him published in Haolam Hazeh


[1995] Note passed by Ahmad Tibi to Avnery in the course of a conversation with Arafat. Avnery was about to ask Arafat to sign a petition

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